HELPING HANDS: Darren Langerak, South Toowoomba Rotary Club president Bill Mason, Murray Bradford and Raylee Kuhn at the Grantham Butter Factory.
HELPING HANDS: Darren Langerak, South Toowoomba Rotary Club president Bill Mason, Murray Bradford and Raylee Kuhn at the Grantham Butter Factory. Tom Threadingham

New look for old factory

ALMOST two years on from the start of restoration works, the transformation of the Grantham Butter Factory into a new community hub is nearing its completion.

The latest round of donations towards the community project saw a team of accredited Dulux painters splash fresh coats of paint onto the interior walls this week.

All painting supplies and labour were donated by Dulux, a contribution valued at about $15,000.

South Toowoomba Rotary Club president Bill Mason was happy to see Dulux jump on board to give the building a much needed makeover.

"We are extremely grateful, it will transform the whole interior of the building," Mr Mason said.

With the paint going on, Mr Mason said the building works were quickly nearing an end with further exterior construction and landscaping works to follow.

"We are hoping the actual building works will be finished sometime in April with the carpark and roadworks still to be done after," he said.

"I've had a vision for it for a long time and I'm happy to see it all come together.

"We are progressing on with the Lockyer Valley Regional Council and are aiming for a handover in late May or June.

"It's been a great project and it'll be great to see it completed."

Adding to the list of donations, Tupperware Australia pledged $25,000 to the construction of a commercial kitchen with a further $25,000 worth of products to kit out the new facility.

The restored Grantham Butter Factory will become an innovative community hub for the people of Grantham.

Facilities will include a commercial kitchen featuring a cafe setting, a reception area, a spacious function room and a collection of butter factory memorabilia.


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